Ahmedabad, August 2: At least five people died after flash floods wrecked havoc in Gujarat since Wednesday. In the wake of the current weather conditions, more than 5,000 people have been evacuated to safer places. The state was hit by nearly 500 mm of rain till Thursday morning. The other states reeling under flood- Assam and Bihar, however heaved a sigh of relief as the flood situation in the states improved. Apart from Vadodara city, the surrounding areas in Central Gujarat were also battered by torrential rains.

According to a tweet by ANI, the National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) personnel rescue people from Rhythm Heart Institute in Vadodara following flooding in the area. On Thursday, water from the overflowing Vishwamitri river entered several localities in Gujarat’s Vadodara. According to figures provided by the state government, Vadodara received a staggering 499 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending 8 am on Thursday. Monsoon 2019: Heavy Rain Warning at Several Places in Gujarat.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a meeting in state capital Gandhinagar to take stock of the situation. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force, two columns of Army and fire brigade have been pressed into service to help stranded people. Owing to heavy rains and water-logging, several trains passing through the city were cancelled and roads in and around the city were submerged.  Water from the overflowing Vishwamitri entered several localities in the city.

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